The Vegas Golden Knights announced on Thursday that goaltender Robin Lehner is expected to miss the 2022-23 season after he has hip surgery. A full timeline on Lehner’s recovery is still to be determined, and Vegas did not provide further details on when or how it was determined that Lehner needed surgery.
The 31-year-old Lehner was sidelined multiple times by various ailments last earn, and in April had to have shoulder surgery on an injury suffered in February. Lehner took over as the Golden Knights’ No. 1 goaltender after Marc-Andre Fleury was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in July 2021. The two had shared the net when Lehner was traded from the Blackhawks in 2020. Later that year, Lehner signed a five-year, $25 million extension with the Golden Knights.
In 44 games in 2021-22, Lehner had a 23-17-2 record with a .907 save percentage and 2.83 goals-against average.
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